Historic Settle-Dean Cabin is located at 25625 Loudoun County Parkway, Chantilly (South Riding), VA 20152. Access to the interior of the cabin is limited to select special events.
History of the Cabin
Charles W Dean worked as a slave for Thomas Settle in the Village of Conklin in eastern Loudoun County for many years. The two families inhabited a house consisting of two log cabins sided-over with boards and joined together. Mr. Settle willed the 142-acre property to Dean and his descendants in 1886.
The house was in extremely poor condition when Toll Brothers acquired the property, located in what is now South Riding, in the 1990s. Despite the condition of the structure, members of the local community urged the Board of Supervisors to save the building. A subsequent proffer agreement was reached requiring the developer to dismantle the original log house and relocate it a few hundred feet on the west side of Loudoun County Parkway.
The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) and Friends of the Arcola Slave Quarters held a dedication ceremony for the Settle-Dean Cabin on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The event included the unveiling of new audible-interpretive signs for the historic site.
For more information about the Settle-Dean Cabin, please email the PRCS or call 703-777-0343.